NEWS 2017-10-20T18:50:17+00:00

40 Years in the Making — The Magic Music Movie

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For many, there’s always an artist that we find at the perfect moments in our lives. We listen to their music, and it just connects with us perfectly. Emotionally, and spiritually even, the music [...]

Lexus Donates 1,000 Tickets to Victims of the Valley Fires

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year, NVFF’s Presenting Sponsor Lexus will be generously donating 1,000 free tickets to those impacted by the Valley fires. These tickets can be picked up at the Community Resources Office at the Local Assistance Center [...]

Experience NVFF17 at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

This summer, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) proudly revealed its nine unique screening venues playing host to 124 films and Q&As featured at the festival.  Today, we’d like to shine a spotlight on [...]

Will Ferrell, The Triple Threat

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Triple Threat: Someone in a particular field who exhibits three skills that are necessary to excel. For this year's Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Tribute Will Ferrell, these “triple threat” skills are unique, thought-provoking, and hilarious. [...]

The NVFF17 Culinary Theater Schedule

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us at this year’s NVFF Culinary Theater at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)’s new facility, the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa. Directors, documentary subjects and actors from our festival films are [...]

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tributes — Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , |

This year, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed will receive the Napa Valley Film Festival's Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tribute. While both actors have been involved in widely successful television shows and movies (Ian starred [...]

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2510, 2017

Will Ferrell, The Triple Threat

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Triple Threat: Someone in a particular field who exhibits three skills that are necessary to excel. For this year's Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Tribute Will Ferrell, these “triple threat” skills are unique, thought-provoking, and hilarious. As a comedian, Ferrell has starred in some of the biggest comedies of the last 20 years. His standout performances in Saturday Night Live, Elf, Old School, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Step-Brothers, and The Other Guys are unforgettable. In fact, the case could be made that Will Ferrell is one of the most popular actors of this century — bringing laughs to small children, teenagers and adults with his modern day comedy classics. But his talent does not stop there. Ferrell has also shown his dramatic chops with films like Stranger Than Fiction and Everything Must Go — for which he received great acclaim for bringing depth to his characters. Ferrell even received Golden Globe nominations for Stranger Than Fiction and The Producers. When Will is not in front of the camera, he also develops and produces projects through his own films through Gary Sanchez Productions. This production company has produced many of the aforementioned films, along with the hilarious and acclaimed Eastbound and Down. Ferrell has also become a [...]

2410, 2017

The NVFF17 Culinary Theater Schedule

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Join us at this year’s NVFF Culinary Theater at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)’s new facility, the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa. Directors, documentary subjects and actors from our festival films are paired with local CIA and guest chefs as well as wine experts and Sommeliers to cook up a variety of mouth-watering dishes and share culinary insights. Members of this audience will enjoy samples and wine pairings with all demos. Discover what culinary demonstration is right for you in the day-by-day breakdown of the NVFF17 Culinary Theater schedule: Wednesday, November 8 Next Level Food and Wine for Film 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wine Spectator Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec, CIA Chef Sandy Sauter, and Robin Akhurst bring new meaning to film, food, and wine. They’ll show us how to prepare for an extremely flavorful movie watching experience. Thursday, November 9 Cooking at Home with Lou Diamond Phillips 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You might know actor Lou Diamond Phillips from La Bamba, Courage Under Fire, and The 33, but most of us didn’t know what a star he is in the kitchen. A Chopped Champions runner-up, Lou will cook for this [...]

2310, 2017

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tributes — Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

This year, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed will receive the Napa Valley Film Festival's Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tribute. While both actors have been involved in widely successful television shows and movies (Ian starred in Lost and The Vampire Diaries; Nikki had roles in Twilight and Sleepy Hollow), Ian and Nikki also dedicate their time to helping people in need and our four-legged best friends. In 2010, Ian Somerhalder founded the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) with the purpose to advance science; promote the conservation of natural resources; provide relief to the poor, distressed, and underprivileged; and support other organizations conducting activities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Ian’s foundation also spends a large portion of its time caring for and protecting animals. For example, the ISF Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals was established in February of 2014. This grant provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations, agencies and individual rescuers responsible for the care of animals recovering from abuse, neglect, and injuries suffered from a traumatic event or other illness. The purpose of this grant is to provide animal victims a second chance by alleviating their rescuers of the financial stress of treatment so they can focus [...]

1910, 2017

Napa Valley Film Festival announces 2017 Education & Outreach Programs

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is proud to announce its 7th year of Education and Outreach events for students, including the popular INSPIRE field trip and the highly anticipated Filmmakers-in-the-Schools programs. Kicking off the week on Monday, November 6th, NVFF will showcase a full day of back-to-back documentary films for 1,200 Napa and Solano County students at INSPIRE 2017, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. INSPIRE, which in past years has been limited to just one day of powerful films, has expanded this year to include two additional days, November 7 and 8, at American Canyon High School and St. Helena High School, respectively. The first of the two INSPIRE films, The Gateway Bug, follows the rise and fall of edible insect startups in America, exploring cultural taboos in diet and agriculture, and exposing America’s disconnect with the idea of our food system courting climate catastrophe. Director Johanna B. Kelly and Producer Cameron Marshad will both be in attendance, with featured subjects from the film, including Sonny Ramaswamy, USDA Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Secondly, Man in Red Bandana, recounts the bravery of 9/11 hero Welles Crowther, who was tragically killed in [...]

1910, 2017

Following Your Own Path: John Anthony Vineyards

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Festival, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s not always an easy choice to risk failure and venture out on your own. Yet that’s exactly what John Anthony Truchard has done with John Anthony Vineyards. With a specific vision, confidence and talent, he has forged his own path. “Some people look at my journey as a split from the family business, but I don’t. I view it more along the lines of one’s father being a great musician and instead of joining his band I decided to find some great musicians and put together my own band and make our own music. My parents gave me the great gift of learning the wine business. The highest form of thanks that I know is to put what they taught me to use. Simply stated, my parents are living their dream and they instilled in their children to do the same with our lives.” When John was 23-years-old, his desire to get his winery off the ground, and gather the money needed to create this winery was imperative. But through hard work as a vineyard manager, farming land for others, he earned the money needed for his ambitions, and leased his vineyard in 1999. John’s dedication to his [...]

810, 2017

NVFF17 Pass Type Breakdown

By | October 8th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This year, the Napa Valley Film Festival offers a variety of pass types for all festival attendees. Choose from 5 full-day passes, weekend passes, or individual day passes. Based on your time, interests and budget, your perfect NVFF pass is on sale now. Read on to learn more about what NVFF17 experience is right for you! Patron Circle The NVFF Patron Circle receives beyond the velvet rope treatment during this not-to-be-missed festival. Members of the Patron Circle are first in line (no waiting!) at all theaters, are offered special access to filmmakers and receive invitations to exclusive parties, VIP receptions, Vintner Circle Dinners and more. Choose from 3 levels of membership in the elite Patron Circle: Patron, A-Lister and Movie Mogul….the essential, elevated and ultimate festival experiences. Learn more here! Pass Plus With a Pass Plus, attendees receive priority access to screenings, plus invitations to special events and parties including the Friday Night Bash, the Festival Gala, and the Closing Night Wrap Party. Don't forget to arrive early for the movies to get a great spot in line, especially for the highly anticipated Awards Season films, and the screenings at smaller venues. [...]

NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11